2023 Genesis G90 Is a Dazzling Delight for Drivers and Passengers Alike

The G90 is now among the best in an impressive class of large luxury sedans

2023 Genesis G90 front driving
The 2023 Genesis G90
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Genesis went all out when it redesigned its flagship sedan, the plush G90. Wider, longer, lighter, and more substantial than its predecessor, the G90 is designed to pamper and impress.

Spend some time behind the wheel of the new G90 and you might find it hard to believe that the Genesis brand has existed for only a little more than six years. Hyundai, the parent company of Genesis, only built its first full-sized sedan in 1999. But when it comes to consumer goods, history matters less than results. Few cars feel so polished and refined as the G90, with added details that give this new Genesis just as much presence as long-established models from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, and Lexus.

To assess this redesigned sedan, we rented two G90s from Genesis: a base version and an e-SC—an upgraded model with a 48-volt mild hybrid setup that also employs an electric supercharger, hence the name.

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Unfortunately for those of us who would get to spend more time behind the wheel, CR doesn’t plan to buy a G90 for our test program. It’s just too much of a niche vehicle. Genesis sold only 1,821 G90s in 2021, and today’s consumers aren’t exactly clamoring to buy large, gas-powered sedans. Despite what a solid offering Genesis has introduced, we don’t predict that sales of the new model will skyrocket.

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What we rented: 2023 G90 3.5T AWD 
Powertrain: 375-hp, 3.5-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine; 8-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
MSRP: $88,400

What we rented: 2023 G90 3.5T e-supercharger AWD 
Powertrain: 409-hp, 3.5-liter turbocharged and supercharged six-cylinder engine; 8-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
MSRP: $98,700

2023 Genesis G90 rear
The 2023 Genesis G90 has two lines of slim taillights that cross the entire rear of the vehicle.

Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports

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